What: Random Reading Challenge
When: 1 August 2009 – 31 July 2010
Rules: Randomly select books from TBR and assign a number. Using Random.org, pick a book to read. Visit her site for more precise instructions.
I’ll be doing LEVEL III – 12 Books
My first draft of this post got eaten when I updated WordPress. So, here we go. . .
I debated with myself about whether or not I should sign up for long-term challenges. But then I realized I could use this challenge to help me complete some of the others because many of them did not require a set list of books. I can, for example:
- Randomly select books for the 1st in a Series challenge – I have a lot to choose from
- Randomly select books, based on Copyright date, for the Pub or Countdown Challenges
- Randomly select category romances (SuperRomances, Noturnes, etc.)
- Randomly pick a Harry Potter book – who says I have to read them in order?!
Just kidding about that last one.
I catalog my books in a database and I can create queries and spreadsheets based on criteria (books marked ‘Shelf’, Copyright ‘2007’). I did a trial run, and I think it will work out fine, whether I use it to help with the other challenges or just select a book at random from my shelf.
This is a re-post, due to data loss. (Oct 09)
16 Aug – Beth F – “I thought this sounded fun — I signed up too.”
16 Aug – Me – “It does indeed. That’s why I worked so hard to find a way to fit in with the other challenges.”